No.1010E 2013Energy Saving Related Technologies Special Edition Development of Compact and Light-Weight Column Type Electric Power Steering

Author Y. KAWADA
West JAPAN Technical Center, Automotive Systems Business Headquarters
Abstract We present a column type electric power steering (C-EPS) with remarkably reduced weight and cost that was developed and specialized for light vehicles by optimizing the system output and reviewing collision safety systems. We adopted the concept of front-loading development in this project. On top of the design department, both the production engineering and purchasing departments also participated in product planning to determine specifi cations which take into account the ease of manufacturing. In the future JTEKT plans to launch this newly developed C-EPS in the light vehicle market as its platform for light vehicles.
Keyword electric power steering, front-loading development, light-weight, low cost

JTEKT CSR Report 2011.
Y. NAGAHASHI, A. KAWAKUBO, T. TSUJIMOTO, K. KAGEI, J. HASEGAWA, S. KAKUTANI : Development of High Power Column-Type Electric Power Steering System, JTEKT ENGINEERING JOURNAL, No.1003E (2007)35.

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